ACLM Education Physician Healthcare Well Being

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Physician and Healthcare Professional

Nonmember Tiered Pricing:

Physician/Doctoral: $200

Non-Doctoral Health Professional: $150

Student: $100


Member Tiered Pricing:

Physician/Doctoral: $150

Non-Doctoral Health Professional: $112.50

Student: $75



This course, led by Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM, and funded through the generous support of the Ardmore Institute of Health, was created to describe and apply approaches that support health professionals in achieving and sustaining a total healthy lifestyle, including eating a whole food, plant-based diet, being physically active and engaging in mindfulness and positive psychology activities. The course offers exercises to harness personal strengths and leadership skills for improving workplace culture/systems and to engage in effective, positive health care team and patient interactions. Learners will also conduct a well-being assessment and develop a personal action plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the pillars of evidence-based lifestyle medicine and how it can prevent, treat and reverse disease.
  • Review evidence-based lifestyle medicine prescriptions and their clinical application.
  • Review evidence-based lifestyle medicine content that will be tested on the Lifestyle Medicine Board Certification Exam.


Course Outline

The course is composed of four modules viewed in a digital format. Users are able to click through the voice-over module presentations at their own pace. Interactive scenarios, reflective exercises, images, audio, video and a course workbook have been included to enhance the learner’s experience.


Module 1: Introduction to Physician and Health Professional Well-Being  |  Kristin Collins, PhD, MS

Learning Objectives:

    • Describe how lifestyle medicine and positive psychology interventions reinforce each other to achieve well-being outcomes
    • Define well-being and the elements that contribute to well-being
    • Define burnout and identify the consequences of burnout in healthcare
    • Describe the positive impacts of personal healthy habits and positive emotions

Module 2: Healthy Lifestyle Approaches |  Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM

Learning Objectives:

      • Conduct a personal healthy habits assessment
      • Identify strategies and tools to help maximize a healthy lifestyle at work and home
      • Create a SMART goal in a healthy lifestyle area

Module 3: Positive Psychology and Other Emotional Well-Being Approaches  |  Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM

Learning Objectives:

    • Conduct a personal flourishing and subjective well-being self-assessment
    • Describe positive psychology approaches that can promote total well-being
    • Apply positive psychology approaches for self care

Module 4: Well-Being in the Health Care Workplace  |  Kaylan A. Baban, MD, MPH, DipABLM

Learning Objectives:

    • Identify workplace cultures and systems that can trigger burnout 
    • Describe workplace cultures that promote well-being 
    • Describe organizational strategies to reduce burnout and increase well-being 
    • Describe how positive interactions in the workplace can promote well-being 
    • Use leadership skills to promote a culture of well-being in clinical practices and large health care settings 
    • Create personal action items to boost well-being in the workplace

Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM

Chair, Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
President, Positive Health and Wellness Division, International Positive Psychology Association
Vice Chair, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
Founder and Principal, HealthType LLC

As an innovative leader in lifestyle medicine, Dr. Lianov has advanced the movement in the US and internationally. She currently serves as the Chair of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), lead faculty for the ACLM Physician and Health Professional Well-Being Program, vice-chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and President of the Positive Health and Wellness Division of the International Positive Psychology Association. She is also the lead faculty for the first-of-its-kind, intensive lifestyle medicine physician curriculum sponsored by American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and ACLM.

Dr. Lianov is the lead author for the 2010 publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association unveiling the lifestyle medicine core competencies for physicians developed by a national blue-ribbon panel of health professional organizations, which she chaired.

Dr. Lianov is a past president of ACLM, a past board regent of ACPM and the former Healthy Lifestyles Division Director of the American Medical Association. She previously directed a number of programs for heart disease and stroke prevention, cancer detection and other chronic diseases and mental health services at the California Department of Health Services. She has led the inaugural national Summit on Happiness Science in Health Care, and her publications include the groundbreaking book Roots of Positive Change: Optimizing Health Care in Positive Psychology. With these achievements, along with her conference presentations, Dr. Lianov is spearheading the integration of positive psychology interventions into health care.

Kristin Collins, PhD, MS

Kristen Collins, PhD, has led a successful, long-term career as a Learning & Development Consultant at Wells Fargo.

She serves on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee and was appointed Chief of Staff for the Lifestyle Medicine in the Workplace Committee.

Collins was an International StrengthsFinder Scholar at the Gallup Organization, and she earned her PhD and MS degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University.

Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM

Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director of Wellness Programming, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Beth Frates, MD, is trained as a physiatrist and a health and wellness coach. Her expertise is in lifestyle medicine, and she works to empower patients to reach their optimal level of wellness by adopting healthy habits. Beth joined Dr. Edward Phillips at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at its inception and worked with him to create and run the CME programs titled Active Lives and Tools for Promoting Healthy Change.

At Harvard Medical School, Beth created the first Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group in 2008, which is still thriving today. As a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Beth helped to shape the scope of this new specialty nationally. She is an award-winning teacher at Harvard Medical School, where she is an assistant clinical professor, and she developed and taught a college lifestyle medicine curriculum at the Harvard Extension School, which is one of the most popular courses offered at the school. She led the development of the LM101 curriculum (which can be downloaded through the ACLM website) in hopes that her work can serve as a template for other instructors and professors hoping to teach a course in lifestyle medicine.

As the Director of Wellness Programming at the Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Frates has created and implemented a 12-month wellness program for stroke survivors and their caregivers. She is co-author of the book Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke and co-author of three chapters on behavior change in different medical textbooks. And, most recently, she co-authored The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook: An Introduction to the Power of Healthy Habits, which was ranked by Book Authority in the top 20 medical books released in 2018.

Kaylan A. Baban, MD, MPH, DipABLM

Chief Wellness Officer and Assistant Professor of Medicine
George Washington University

Dr. Baban is Chief Wellness Officer and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine program at the GW Medical Faculty Associates. She is board-certified in Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine with a focus on holistic care and patient empowerment.

Dr. Baban earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University as an I. I. Rabi Science Scholar. She received her MD and MPH from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a George James Epidemiology awardee with Distinction in Research. She completed residency and a chief year in Preventive Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as a Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society inductee, Harvard Macy Future Academic Clinician Educator, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Integrative Medicine interdisciplinary fellow.

As a clinician and educator, Dr. Baban believes that a holistic approach personalized to the individual is the key to success, and she enjoys working with her patients and students to find the path right for them. Dr. Baban’s research and curricular efforts address mindful provision of health care and digital health for prevention, patient empowerment and optimized health outcomes. She currently leads a mixed-methods evaluation of individualized lifestyle management for dysautonomic conditions.

Dr. Baban is an active member of both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, serving as core faculty for the colleges’ joint Lifestyle Medicine Core Curriculum course, advisor and lead faculty of the ACLM Physician and Health Provider Well-Being course, and member of the ACLM 2020 planning committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will benefit from this 5-hour course?

This program is designed to provide education on positive psychology and lifestyle medicine for physicians and health professionals. This course is applicable to physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, health care executives, students, trainees and other health care professionals. It is intended for those who want to learn more about the implementation of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine for personal well-being.

What is the format of the content?

The course is composed of four lectures and is five hours in length in total. The course is completed online via the ACLM Learning Management System. Users are able to click through the voice-over module slides at their own pace and complete corresponding quizzes. Interactive scenarios, images and case studies have been added to enhance the experience.

Is this content accredited for CME?

Yes, this 5-hour course is accredited to provide 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Additionally, this course also provides Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) certification.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes, all participants who complete the full 5-hour course and pass the post-module quizzes will be eligible to receive an online CME/CE certificate of completion.

I’m a registered nurse, registered dietitian, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, social worker, speech therapist or audiologist; may I receive credit for this content?

Yes! See details below, under the “Accreditation” dropdown tab. 

How recent is the content?

The program was just developed and launched September 2020. The content reflects the recent work in this field. Faculty will be updating the content on a regular basis, and enrollees have 1-year access to the program.

Will updates to this content be available soon?

Yes, updates to the training program will be made on an ongoing basis.

How long do I have access to the content?

Course purchasers will have access to the online course for one year.

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In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring learning activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 5.00 contact hours.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this live activity for 5.00 Continuing Education credits.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration accepts self-study programs approved through the ACCME. 

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 5.0 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity.

The AAFP has reviewed the Physician and Health Professional Well-Being Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 5.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is 10/16/2021 to 10/16/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 5 continuing education credit for this learning activity: CE-000071-5.


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